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2021-01-24 10:59:40 AM  
crap brewery, you mean
 
2021-01-24 11:16:13 AM  
For the Muslims (and some Buddhists) in your life, I suppose.
 
2021-01-24 12:03:59 PM  
If I want to drink a non-alcoholic beer, I'll get my head examined first.
 
2021-01-24 12:13:14 PM  
I drink NA beer often due to a heart thing. I hope they have a hazy IPA- that's what I miss most
 
2021-01-24 12:30:19 PM  

Albert911emt: If I want to drink a non-alcoholic beer, I'll get my head examined first.


There are some NA beers that taste decent, and if you have to drive, you can switch to after a "real" beer (or alternate, depending on the passage of time).  There are some that taste just fine with a cheeseburger or pizza.  I know some folks would rather have a Coke or somethin', but I'm not big on soda with my food, and ice tea and pizza ain't my thang.

/non-alcoholic wine, on the other hand
//*shudder*
 
2021-01-24 12:33:29 PM  

SVC_conservative: I drink NA beer often due to a heart thing. I hope they have a hazy IPA- that's what I miss most


Miss no more.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/02/no​n​alcoholic-ipa-beer/
 
zez
2021-01-24 1:08:29 PM  
This place is in St. Louis and I hear it's pretty good. I've never tried it because I'll drink water instead of a NA beer if I'm thirsty.

https://wellbeingbrewing.com/
 
2021-01-24 1:20:47 PM  
I would kill myself just so I could haunt them for eternity
 
2021-01-24 1:39:41 PM  
*sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.
 
2021-01-24 1:42:17 PM  
To put it bluntly, civilization exists because of beer (emphasis mine):

"Beer is the basis of modern static civilization," began Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis. "Because before beer was discovered, people used to wander around and follow goats from place to place. And then they realized that this grain [barley] could be grown and sprouted and made into a bread and crumbled and converted into a liquid which gave a nice, warm, cozy feeling. So gone were the days that they followed goats around. They stayed put while the grain grew and while the beer was brewed. And they made villages out of their tents. And those villages became towns, and those towns became cities. And so here we are in New York, thanks to beer."

Beer without alcohol couldn't have done that, so this represents a step back, not forward, for human civilization, as far as I'm concerned.
 
2021-01-24 1:53:39 PM  
How to brew NA beer.  First drink some regular beer of your choice then wait until you have to piss.  Voilà.


/works for bud light too
 
2021-01-24 1:55:27 PM  

Shaggy_C: *sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.


I hear you, but lower alcohol beer just tastes different. My go tos are 4.5 to 6.5 percent. Anything under 4 just doesn't feel right.
 
2021-01-24 1:57:38 PM  

Shaggy_C: *sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.


If you are near St Louis. Civil life does English style ales which tend to be on the lower abv side. They kick out some beers around 2-4% as well as beers in the normal abv range. They brew their Porter at different abvs as well. Their 2% Porter was amazing. That one was only served on their hand pumped cask.  All of their beers are solid and taste great. If you like malty English ales, that is.
https://www.thecivillife.com/beer-to-​g​o.html
 
2021-01-24 2:12:54 PM  
A Mormon old boss of mine would always order NA beer at dinners to fit in. It didn't help.
 
2021-01-24 2:16:34 PM  

FarkingSmurf: How to brew NA beer.  First drink some regular beer of your choice then wait until you have to piss.  Voilà.

/works for bud light too


And Foster's...

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2021-01-24 2:29:49 PM  

Alasastar: Shaggy_C: *sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.

If you are near St Louis. Civil life does English style ales which tend to be on the lower abv side. They kick out some beers around 2-4% as well as beers in the normal abv range. They brew their Porter at different abvs as well. Their 2% Porter was amazing. That one was only served on their hand pumped cask.  All of their beers are solid and taste great. If you like malty English ales, that is.
https://www.thecivillife.com/beer-to-g​o.html


Good reminder, I need a sixer (or three) of their Angel & The Sword. Ohsogood!
It's ABV is 4.6(?), so, geez, just drink some water after a coupla. Have a pretzel.
NA beer? How 'bout: NAH, beer!
 
2021-01-24 2:59:49 PM  

Swiss Colony: I hear you, but lower alcohol beer just tastes different. My go tos are 4.5 to 6.5 percent. Anything under 4 just doesn't feel right.


I think I was just spoiled living in England. Every single pub has a real ale on the hand cask which maxes out at 4% tops. And they're all full of flavour, moreso than many craft ales in the USA (which seem to mistake "hops" for flavour). Sad that they're so few and far between here in the USA, doubly so that you can almost never find a real ale anywhere.

Alasastar: All of their beers are solid and taste great. If you like malty English ales, that is.


Exactly what I'm after - thanks for the heads up, I'm going to check them out. Sadly I'm too far from STL to do a pickup, but maybe I can locate a local distributor.
 
2021-01-24 3:40:04 PM  
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"Non Alcoholic beer? I'M OUTTA HERE!"
 
2021-01-24 3:47:32 PM  
What about enemies that one loves?
 
2021-01-24 3:52:54 PM  

lurkey: Alasastar: Shaggy_C: *sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.

If you are near St Louis. Civil life does English style ales which tend to be on the lower abv side. They kick out some beers around 2-4% as well as beers in the normal abv range. They brew their Porter at different abvs as well. Their 2% Porter was amazing. That one was only served on their hand pumped cask.  All of their beers are solid and taste great. If you like malty English ales, that is.
https://www.thecivillife.com/beer-to-g​o.html

Good reminder, I need a sixer (or three) of their Angel & The Sword. Ohsogood!
It's ABV is 4.6(?), so, geez, just drink some water after a coupla. Have a pretzel.
NA beer? How 'bout: NAH, beer!


If you cannot find a distributor let me know. I'll be happy to help get you some Civil Life.
 
2021-01-24 4:18:14 PM  
My sobriety is almost old enough to drink, and I enjoy NA beers. Some foods just don't work right without a beer
 
2021-01-24 5:03:57 PM  
There are a number of craft beers in the 4% range, and starting to be more non-alcoholic ones. Some are trying to be IPAs or brown ales with various success levels, some are still at the O'Douls stage, and there are some like Penn's Best which don't even try, but are still a good refreshing hot-weather drink for when you're not in a soda mood (which I almost never am.)

This summer I'll probably try home-brewing some low-alcohol beers. You basically mash the grain at a low enough temperature that the enzymes don't convert much starch to sugar but you still get the barley flavor and enough sugar for a 1% beer, and you then use the leftovers as an adjunct in a more traditional beer.  (But right now it's cold weather, so I've been experimenting with lagers and English style beers.)
 
2021-01-24 6:04:18 PM  
Why would I be friends with people I hate? I'm not even friends with people I like.
 
2021-01-24 6:07:17 PM  

Swiss Colony: Shaggy_C: *sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.

I hear you, but lower alcohol beer just tastes different. My go tos are 4.5 to 6.5 percent. Anything under 4 just doesn't feel right.


I've been brewing my own, and my sweet spot is 6.0. I hit that mark exactly on my last brew, a juicy NEIPA, and it's bloody near perfect to my taste, as well as to my neighbours. Hazy, hoppy and deliciously juicy.
 
2021-01-24 6:49:40 PM  
Dr.Fey:
/non-alcoholic wine, on the other hand
//*shudder*


What non-alcoholic wine might look like:

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2021-01-24 8:05:42 PM  
I'm not a beer drinker, but I must admit.... I was baffled why somebody would ever want to drink "Budweiser Zero" unless it is because they are a recovering alcoholic. It really can't be for the taste, right?

In my day, non-alcoholic beer was called "Zing"
 
2021-01-24 8:20:38 PM  
Got some friends you hate? Invite them to the pub---any pub honestly---and watch them all get COVID.
 
2021-01-24 9:37:56 PM  

SVC_conservative: I drink NA beer often due to a heart thing. I hope they have a hazy IPA- that's what I miss most


https://www.surrealbrewing.com/
Also brewdog has a decent AF Hazy
Wellbeing tasted awful to me, the DIPA from athletic is good but their standard fair is pretty middling for my palate.
Lagunitas NAIPA was good but I've pretty much resigned that I prefer their hop water over almost anything above mostly because it's a bit cheaper and completely calorie free. I've actually got a few of the athletic hop waters on the way to try as well. Found h2ops on amazon the other week but it was pretty meh.

As for the article I welcome our alcohol free overlords. The last beer I had with alcohol I ended up trading in for a bowl of ice cream. It was objectively a tasty brew but all I felt like I was getting was a "cheap booze" back note and said fark it ice cream is more worthwhile for the calories.
 
2021-01-25 4:51:53 AM  

Shaggy_C: *sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.


There's a local place here that makes what they call a "table beer", which I believe comes in just under 3%. Sadly, it's not bottled/canned and distributed.
 
2021-01-25 4:58:19 AM  
I don't see it listed here, but it could very well be one. For anyone in the Eastern Iowa area, this place is worth a visit:

https://iowabrewing.beer/beer
 
2021-01-25 5:56:55 AM  

Schlubbe: My sobriety is almost old enough to drink, and I enjoy NA beers. Some foods just don't work right without a beer


My sobriety is like Santa or the Easter Bunny.
 
2021-01-25 7:54:27 AM  

Dr.Fey: Albert911emt: If I want to drink a non-alcoholic beer, I'll get my head examined first.

There are some NA beers that taste decent, and if you have to drive, you can switch to after a "real" beer (or alternate, depending on the passage of time).  There are some that taste just fine with a cheeseburger or pizza.  I know some folks would rather have a Coke or somethin', but I'm not big on soda with my food, and ice tea and pizza ain't my thang.

/non-alcoholic wine, on the other hand
//*shudder*


Same here. I drink beer because it's refreshing and I like the taste. I don't like sweet drinks. I'm not trying to get a buzz, and I won't touch a sip of alcohol if I'm expecting to drive or use a power tool later (hobby woodworker)

"Near beer" is the preferred non-water taste. And there are some really good ones now
 
2021-01-25 4:51:54 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Schlubbe: My sobriety is almost old enough to drink, and I enjoy NA beers. Some foods just don't work right without a beer

My sobriety is like Santa or the Easter Bunny.


My sobriety is like Candyman.
 
zez
2021-01-25 8:40:26 PM  

lurkey: Alasastar: Shaggy_C: *sigh*

I just wish some American brewery would come out with some decent 2-3% beers. You can drink 3-4 of them and wake up the next day feeling completely fine. Instead, "craft" always means 6%+. Now, they go the opposite direction, and waste their talents on a 0% ABV.

If you are near St Louis. Civil life does English style ales which tend to be on the lower abv side. They kick out some beers around 2-4% as well as beers in the normal abv range. They brew their Porter at different abvs as well. Their 2% Porter was amazing. That one was only served on their hand pumped cask.  All of their beers are solid and taste great. If you like malty English ales, that is.
https://www.thecivillife.com/beer-to-g​o.html

Good reminder, I need a sixer (or three) of their Angel & The Sword. Ohsogood!
It's ABV is 4.6(?), so, geez, just drink some water after a coupla. Have a pretzel.
NA beer? How 'bout: NAH, beer!


Wow! Didn't know there was so many St. Louis people here. Civil Life is amazing, they have no phone, cash only and give change with dollar coins and kennedy 50 cent pieces. Wish the pandemic would end so their pub could reopen, has such a cool vibe. Their Brown ale shows up on a lot of best of lists.
 
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